The Railroad Playhouse is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to the revitalization of the Newburgh by providing high-quality, artistically creative performing arts experiences. The Railroad Playhouse provides a home for playwrights to workshop and showcase new plays; present local, national, and international artists of all genres; create partnerships with local businesses and organizations to continue revitalizing the area; implement a summer arts camp for local children; and create teaching-artist residencies and after-school programs.
Jen Soloway (Co-Founder, Executive Director): Jen Soloway currently serves as Business Manager for Exploring the Arts, Inc. and Classic Stage Company. She was previoiusly the Business Manager for Making Books Sing, Manhattan New Music Project and Finance Director of the Jose Limon Dance Foundation. She has worked as the Assistant General Manager at Classic Stage Company, the Chief Operating Officer at Off Broadway Booking, and the Production Manager of the Vittum Theater in Chicago. Jen also worked at Webb Management Services as an Arts Management Consultant and wrote a proposal to convert a historic Brooklyn church into an arts center for Stages on the Sound. Jen worked as the Production Manager and Venue Consultant for the Astoria Performing Arts Center. Jen holds a BFA in Theatre Technology from DePaul University in Chicago, and an MFA in Arts Management from Brooklyn College. Jen moved to Cornwall, NY from Astoria, NY with husband and Co-Founder Seth, in December 2009.
Seth Soloway (Co-Founder, Artistic Director): Seth will direct the World Premiere of Alex Goldberg's America's Brightest Star in October at RRP, he has been overseeing the workshop of the play for the last year and a half. Other recent credits include Lying Naked (Goldberg), The Nostalgia Cure (Schwarz), and the One Man Show . . . So I Got Fired From That Job!! (which he also helped adapt from the book.) Favorite past credits include After Wednesday (new play by Louise Schwarz), the New York premiere of Survival by Jeremy Basescu, Stock Home by Alex Goldberg (NYC Fringe Festival), Sweet on the Donor (Ashlin Halfnight) The Underpants by Steve Martin (Gallery Players). Along the road Seth has held many producing/ management positions including Director of Programming at The Paramount Center for the Arts, Artistic Director at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Director of Booking at OBB, a theatrical booking and touring agency, Associate at Richard Frankel Productions (Producers, Hairspray, Sweeny Todd) and served as the Lortel Administrator for the Off Broadway League. Other previous experience include various positions at Second Stage Theater and the Appel Farm Arts and Music Center. Seth holds a BFA in Directing from Marymount Manhattan College an MFA in Theater/ Arts Management from Brooklyn College, and a Teaching Artist Certificate. Seth currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Electric Pear Productions, Chairman of the Newburgh Theatre Alliance and is on the Brooklyn College MFA Performing Arts Management Alumni Board. Seth is also a managing partner of 917 Films.